Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is really easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will change its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.